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Awww, my biggest oldest berried shrimp kicked the bucket 😞

All the other shrimp, both berried and not, appear fine. Was just finishing a water change and saw her on her side in a back corner dead.

Everyone else in the tank appears happy and acting normal. Weird. Sucks too lose a berried shrimp most of all.

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Most definitely... do you have an egg tumbler set up to save the eggs?
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I dont unfortunately 😞 a total loss.

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Today is day 2 of fenbendazole treatment for hydra. I lost another shrimp the other day and since all my parameters check fine, I can only look to the hydra as the cause. And I wonder if they were truly dead and not just paralyzed by the hydra? No discoloration on the shrimp i removed.

Hydra are shrinking down and no longer extending their tentacles and all the shrimp are wandering around the tank instead of chilling out around some almond leaves that has been like their home base in the tank.

Still, this is frustrating. No visual indicators of illness in any of the shrimp or fish. Just used to see the occasional shrimp or fish 'jump' as they contacted hydra. Hopefully this treatment clears the tank of hydra and forges a path for shrimplets in the near future.

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Sorry for your loses, super sucks. Fenbendazole is very effective though against hydra. I'm about to dose my tank for what I believe is a planaria outbreak, might be rhabdocoela though. They're all still very small so it's hard to tell, but I have a couple berried shrimp and I don't wish to lose any babies to potential planaria. I just had a berried female molt...found the molt and I wasn't sure how long it had been there or how long the eggs stay viable so they went outside with the water change. Wondering if the planaria were a problem for the eggs, or if my parameters shifted enough that she wasn't happy....dunno. 20% water change and moved on.
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Great success! No visible sign of hydra in the tank is one good sign, seeing my shrimp crawling all around the tank instead of camping out in the back corner is even more encouraging. Luckily i still have a few berried shrimp, so hopefully soon I'll see shrimplets if the Chilis don't predate all of them. (Which is acceptable over hydra losses - I added them on purpose unlike the hydra)

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